Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power cast members have been under attack for the last few days as the series is getting review-bombed. People who give low ratings to the show argue against including a diverse cast and female warriors. These folks are riled up, saying they wanted the show to follow Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, which had a predominantly male white cast. They even argue that elves and dwarves being black go against how J.R.R. Tolkien originally created his universe. These people are trying to find explanations that hide their racism and misogyny.
The hateful comments aside, the series is being praised by many critics for its cinematography, plot, and cast members. And most fans are just happy to see their favorite characters from the books on screen. So, this article is for those who enjoy the series and wonder about the actors who wrap themselves in these magical characters. Here is everything you need to know about the major Rings of Power cast members, from their previous roles to details of their personal lives.
One major character from the series is Galadriel, portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the Lord of the Rings movies. Here, a younger version of the character is played by Morfydd Clark, who told sources that she passed out when she found out she was cast for the series. Galadriel is a golden-haired elf warrior who believes evil is returning to Middle-earth. Clark has been doing an excellent job with the character so far.
You may recognize Clark best from her role as Sister Clara in His Dark Materials (2019). She was also in the movies Saint Maud (2019) and The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019). The Welsh actress is 33 years old, and she keeps her dating life a secret.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power cast has another character known very well by everyone who watched the movies, Elrond. In Lord of the Rings movies, Elrond was played by Hugo Weaving. In the series, Robert Aramayo gives life to the character, a young politician who is ambitiously searching for his purpose in life. Game of Thrones fans will easily recognize Aramayo as young Ned Stark, or if you watched Netflix’s Behind Her Eyes (2021), you’d remember that he was Rob.
Aramayo is 29 years old, and with this casting, he has a promising future. He is possibly single.
Another Rings of Power cast member is Markella Kavenagh, who plays Eleanor “Nori” Brandyfoot, one of the Harfoots, with a love for adventure and risk-taking. Kavenagh is only 22 years old, and it seems her career is just at its beginning. The Australian actress was in a few episodes of the following TV shows, Romper Stomper (2018), Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), The Cry (2018), and The Gloaming (2020). The young actress doesn’t seem to be with anyone at the moment.
Joseph Mawle plays Adar, an Elf and the leader of the Orcs, humanoid monsters. Fantasy lovers best know Mawle as Benjen Stark from Game of Thrones. He also played Odysseus in Troy: Fall of City (2018) and Scott Ruskin in MotherFatherSon (2019). The English actor is 48 years old. The actor is very secretive about his personal life.
Benjamin Walker plays Gil-galad, one of the most important characters in Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. Gil-galad is the High King of the Elves. He has a gift of foresight. He can sense that evil is approaching.
Walker is mainly known for both his Broadway and off-Broadway plays, particularly Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2008-2011), where he played the titular character. He also played Erik Gelsen in the 3rd season of Jessica Jones (2019). He appeared in the movies Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015).
Walker is a 40-year-old American. He married 2 times. His 1st marriage was to Mamie Gummer (2013-2015) and his 2nd, which still continues since 2015, is to Kaya Scodelario. They have 2 children together.
The last cast member from Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power in this article is Tyroe Muhafidin, Bronwyn’s son Theo. Bronwyn is a human healer. Theo is a rebellious teenager, secretly having the broken hilt of Sauron’s sword. Muhafidin is just a 16-year-old, and it is safe to say he is at the beginning of his career. He previously played in short films. He was in the mini-series Caravan (2019) as Brody. He is Australian.